Om Prakash Rawat is the new Chief election commissioner

Om Prakash Rawat is the new Chief election commissioner
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New Delhi: Om Prakash Rawat has been appointed as the 22nd Chief Election Commissioner of India.

He will succeed outgoing Chief Election commissioner AK Jyoti who will be retiring tomorrow.

According to the news reported in NDTV, Om Prakash Rawat is a retired IAS officer of 1977 batch. He has served as the joint secretary to the Ministry of Defence an also served in the Madhya Pradesh Government.

Om Prakash Rawat was appointed as election commissioner in August 2015. Now, after being appointed as Chief Election comssioner, his place of election commissioner will be filled by Ashok Lavasa, a former finance secretary and an Indian Administrative Service officer of the 1980 batch.

Other election commissioner in a three member panel is Sunil Arora.

The retiring chief election commissioner, AK Jyoti was appointed in June 2017.